Gail i am truly sorry for your pain. there is nothing like the facial pain you get with a rampant sinus infection. i am so sorry that your body is taking a beating- please dont feel guilty about work, i know its easier said than done, but you are REALLY sick and should focus on resting up, recuperating fully and you dont need the added stress of work worry.
you are in my prayers, i know how awful firsthand this can be- even after sinus surgery i still get it. i am so so so so so sorry- have you used a plastic bottle "nasal flush"? its like a baby bottle and the tip of it goes up one nostril and you squeeze it and the warm saline buffered water in it pours out the OTHER nostril, clearing out all gunk in your sinus cavities. then you swap nostrils and repeat the action. it is better than a nasal spray, its totally cleansing and i have found it helpful with the facial pain, as it relieves the pressure in sinus cavities. all good pharmacies should stock them. they come with sachets of buffered salt that you mix with warm water.
I hope and pray you feel better soon, take care and rest up my friend,
'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOS, Chronic E.N.T infections, Reactive Arthritis, GERD, Sinusitis, IBS, Allergies, Glandular fever, Migraines, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, PTSD, Seasonal Mood Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo, Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, tinnitus, low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic. Nexium.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:28. First diagnosed at 14. Proud Aussie.